May is a provocatively, spirited month of the year. It started with the fires of Beltain, budding trees, blooming flowers, and Mother’s Day. In the middle of the month, the Blood Moon will cast the sky into an eerie glow as a total lunar eclipse. The Flower Moon will rise near the end of the month, reminding us all that growth stems from transformation. It is a metamorphic month of mothers and moons. So with that in mind, we are delighted to bring you two stories this month, Windover and Hide.
Windover comes to us from the Wireless Theatre Company. It is a supernatural story set on the wild Atlantic coast of North Devon. This ethereal ghost story follows a young woman named Jenny who is on the brink of some major life changes. Jenny is troubled by spectral visions of the past and an unresolved tragedy.
An atmospheric ghost story set on the wild Atlantic coast of North Devon, told through the eyes of Jenny, a girl of nearly nineteen, whose recently deceased grandmother, Mary, has bequeathed her ‘Windover,’ the cottage where she is staying with her father and his girlfriend during the summer vacation.
Before long Jenny starts to be troubled by visions of two teenage girls, and learns, from a photograph taken in 1934, that these girls are her grandmother, Mary and her friend Cathy. As the days go by and Jenny becomes increasingly disturbed by the visions, she befriends Stephen, a neighbouring farmer and tries to enlist his help in making sense of what’s happening to her. Stephen, however, is evasive and little by little Jenny finds herself drawn into the tragic events that occurred nearly eighty years earlier.
Written by Brita Bradbury,
Directed by Cherry Cookson,
Edited by Malcolm Thorp,
Produced by Mariele Runacre Temple
Hide is a special Mother’s Day treat for all those tired mums out there. This short fright will remind you that sometimes there is something under the bed and we still don’t want to know about it. The story comes to us from Quirky Voices Presents and Sarah Golding. Sarah has been an 11th Hour Challenge participant from the beginning and has been a part of 13 different productions including – The Hidden Truths, Castle of Horror, and Fidget.
Created by Sarah Golding of Quirky Voices Presents
A short horror story full of tension and ….horror.
Tom, a young boy cannot get to sleep – he hears something…someone breathing in his bedroom late at night. His mum, trying to get her work done tries to comfort him.